1971 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-3-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Hank Stram (10-3-1)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1971 Kansas City Chiefs Roster
1971 Kansas City Chiefs Results

The Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Kansas City scored 302 points, while the rigid defensive squad conceded 208. Ed Podolak carried the ball for a team-leading 708 yards for the Chiefs, and Wendell Hayes also aided the ground game.

Len Dawson passed for 2,504 yards. Otis Taylor topped the receiving corps, grabbing 57 passes for 1,110 yards.

Emmitt Thomas intercepted 8 opponent throws.

Hank Stram coached the team. The 1971 Kansas City Chiefs lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Len Dawson30116755.525048.3155.0134.3823030381.6
Mike Livingston281242.91304.600.000.03643957.1
Ed Podolak22100.04221.000.000.02300118.8
John Huarte6233.3183.000.000.0261542.4
Totals33718354.326948.0154.5133.982 35347


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Podolak1847083.825 9
Wendell Hayes1325374.127 1
Warren McVea682884.219 3
Jim Otis491843.814 0
Mike Adamle13433.315 0
Robert Holmes21351.70
Otis Taylor12525.025 1
Len Dawson12242.00
Mike Livingston5112.20
Willie Frazier1-2-2.0-2 0
Elmo Wright1-10-10.0-10 0
Totals48718433.827 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Otis Taylor57111019.582 7
Ed Podolak362527.023 0
Elmo Wright2652820.369 3
Morris Stroud2245420.654 1
Wendell Hayes161509.426 1
Jim Otis13816.226 2
Warren McVea5-3-0.610 0
Dennis Homan24723.529 0
Willie Frazier24120.523 0
Robert Holmes2168.012 0
Sid Smith11212.012 0
Mike Adamle166.01
Totals183269414.782 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jan Stenerud3232100.0442659.1110
Bob Stein10.00


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jerrel Wilson64286444.868

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Podolak14846.023 0
Dennis Homan10616.118 0
Kerry Reardon351.70
Ceasar Belser122.00
Mike Sensibaugh5-2-0.40
Totals331504.523 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kerry Reardon1230825.741 0
Warren McVea917719.737 0
Robert Holmes717124.441 0
Mike Adamle714921.334 0
Wendell Hayes47518.834 0
Mike Sensibaugh47117.825 0
Ed Podolak36521.725 0
Bruce Bergey11515.015 0
Totals47103121.941 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Emmitt Thomas814518.136 1
Johnny Robinson45313.229 0
Jim Kearney34615.329 0
Jim Marsalis300.00
Willie Lanier23819.021 0
Aaron Brown16868.068 1
Bobby Bell12626.026 1
Jim Lynch11010.010 0
Buck Buchanan199.00
Bob Stein155.00
Wilbur Young133.00
David Hadley100.00
Totals2740314.968 3

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jan Stenerud26320110
Ed Podolak900000054
Otis Taylor1700048
Warren McVea30000018
Elmo Wright0300018
Wendell Hayes11000012
Jim Otis0200012
Mike Adamle0100006
Aaron Brown10006
Morris Stroud10006
Emmitt Thomas10006
Bobby Bell10006


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